Searching for GRBs
Since the 1960s, various spacecraft have contributed to the current body of gamma-ray burst knowledge.
May 22, 2006
|The search for gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) began in the early 1960s, when the U.S. Air Force launched its first gamma-ray detector aboard a Vela satellite. Since that first milestone, various spacecraft have contributed to the current body of GRB knowledge. Here's a timeline that highlights GRB discoveries and the spacecraft that helped astronomers learn more about these elusive bursts.|
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